In the guest chair:

JT Hroncich, Dana Barrett & Steve Snyder, Jr.

JT Hroncich, Dana Barrett & Steve Snyder, Jr.

JT Hroncich, Managing Director of Capitol Media Solutions and Steve Snyder, Jr., Partner with Rock’s Chicken & Fries and a Franchisee of Johnny Rockets and Moe’s Southwest Grill at Phipps joined Dana live in studio to chat advertising, media and building a new restaurant concept.

Capitol Media Solutions is a full-service media agency specializing in media strategy, media planning, and media buying for all industries. The CMS team customizes strategic and ROI-driven media campaigns for its clients in all mediums from traditional media marketing to digital.

Rock’s Chicken & Fries is a new restaurant concept at Phipps Plaza offering yummy items like fresh, all natural, antibiotic-free chicken, hand cut fries made from Idaho Russet potatoes, homemade sauces and dressings.

In the headlines:

  • The Atlanta Streetcar Debuts, somewhere unexpected. Times Square in NYC. It’s part of an ad campaign called Downtown Atlanta is on the Move. Downtown Atlanta and the Atlanta Streetcar will be prominently featured on the ABC SuperSign in the heart of Times Square in New York City.
  • Lower wage workers in Atlanta and around the country went on strike yesterday in their ongoing quest for better pay. The “Fight for $15” campaign called for fast-food workers and other service industry employees to walk off the job in protest and local rallies were set for College Park and Clark Atlanta early Wednesday morning.
  • NCR has launched a game changer for banks. It’s new software for ATMs called Kalpana, moving software and operations for the machines to the cloud. NCR says that this is the biggest change in ATM operations since the machine’s invention 50 years ago and can reduce the cost of running an ATM network by up to 40 percent.
  • An Atlanta Braves Executive has suggested that fans should maybe think about riding their bikes to the new Cobb County stadium. Mike Plant said Tuesday at a Kennesaw Business Association meeting, he hopes local community improvement districts will consider extending their biking trails toward the stadium and he hopes people will use them to come to the games.

Other stuff:

Can we really get more done with less? Join The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club as we discuss ZILCH: THE POWER OF ZERO IN BUSINESS by Nancy Lublin on Monday, April 20th at South City Kitchen in Vinings! Get all the details and sign up to attend here:

Help us #NameThePenguin! Send in your suggestions via Twitter @DanaHBarrett and @biz1190. We’ll announce the winning name on April 25 for World Penguin Day. Want to know the story? Listen here:

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